Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 219 243
Rank change year-on-year -21 +24 -83
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 382 433 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.27% 1.48% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.82% 5.23% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 268 393 486
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,253
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.25% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £54,375
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,923 8,275 11,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.29% 28.19% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,262 6,708 9,613
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +35 167 £44,471 +11.18% 10
Berkshire +57 124 £47,500 - 4
Surrey -39 109 £37,500 - 8
Hampshire -22 44 £40,000 -3.03% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 38 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Kent -16 31 £32,500 +30.00% 3
West Sussex -9 16 £50,000 +53.85%
East Sussex -16 11 £80,000 +88.24% 3
Oxfordshire -26 5 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 382 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 268 (70.16%) Microsoft
3 217 (56.81%) Windows
4 188 (49.21%) Active Directory
5 169 (44.24%) VMware
6 154 (40.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 133 (34.82%) MCSA
8 128 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 121 (31.68%) Hyper-V
9 121 (31.68%) Office 365
9 121 (31.68%) Windows Server
10 98 (25.65%) ITIL
11 95 (24.87%) SQL Server
12 93 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 91 (23.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 83 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
15 76 (19.90%) MCP
15 76 (19.90%) Firewall
16 72 (18.85%) Cisco
17 70 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
18 68 (17.80%) Degree
18 68 (17.80%) MS Exchange
19 64 (16.75%) CCNA
20 62 (16.23%) DNS
21 59 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
22 56 (14.66%) DHCP
23 55 (14.40%) Enterprise Architecture
23 55 (14.40%) MCITP
24 54 (14.14%) SQL
25 53 (13.87%) Citrix

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (17.80%) MS Exchange
2 59 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 14 (3.66%) IIS
7 13 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.40%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.83%) DataSynapse
9 7 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 43 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 154 (40.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (31.68%) Office 365
3 70 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (8.38%) PaaS
5 24 (6.28%) IBM Cloud
6 20 (5.24%) IaaS
7 18 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (3.66%) SaaS
10 6 (1.57%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.79%) G Suite
12 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.26%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.26%) GitHub
13 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.90%) Firewall
2 62 (16.23%) DNS
3 56 (14.66%) DHCP
4 47 (12.30%) LAN
4 47 (12.30%) SAN
5 46 (12.04%) WAN
6 29 (7.59%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.97%) NAS
8 18 (4.71%) Network Security
9 17 (4.45%) VPN
10 12 (3.14%) VoIP
11 8 (2.09%) Wireless
12 7 (1.83%) Internet
13 6 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.05%) VLAN
15 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (0.79%) Skype
15 3 (0.79%) WebEx
15 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
16 2 (0.52%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.24%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (4.19%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.09%) Power BI
6 8 (2.09%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.31%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.05%) AdminStudio
2 4 (1.05%) MSI
2 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.05%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 37 (9.69%) Finance
2 36 (9.42%) Publishing
3 23 (6.02%) Retail
4 19 (4.97%) Marketing
5 12 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.62%) Legal
7 8 (2.09%) Advertising
8 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.05%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) German Language
10 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 85 (22.25%) Architect
2 60 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 51 (13.35%) IT Engineer
4 47 (12.30%) Cloud Architect
5 43 (11.26%) IT Support
6 40 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (9.95%) Analyst
8 34 (8.90%) IT Support Engineer
9 32 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (6.02%) Consultant
12 21 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 21 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (4.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 17 (4.45%) Administrator
16 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.66%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.42%) Middleware
2 29 (7.59%) JSON
3 7 (1.83%) Web Services
4 6 (1.57%) OAuth
4 6 (1.57%) SAML
5 4 (1.05%) .NET
6 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.07%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.71%) NHS
5 17 (4.45%) iPad
6 14 (3.66%) Clustering
7 13 (3.40%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.62%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.09%) Replication
10 7 (1.83%) CESG
11 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.31%) PKI
11 5 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.05%) AS400
13 3 (0.79%) CMDB
14 2 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 217 (56.81%) Windows
2 121 (31.68%) Windows Server
3 93 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (23.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (11.78%) Linux
6 31 (8.12%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.85%) Windows 10
8 29 (7.59%) Windows 8
9 17 (4.45%) Mac OS X
10 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.40%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.36%) Unix
13 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.79%) CentOS
14 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (25.65%) ITIL
2 55 (14.40%) Enterprise Architecture
3 44 (11.52%) Migration
4 39 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (10.21%) Strategic Thinking
5 38 (9.95%) Configuration Management
6 36 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (8.12%) Customer Requirements
8 28 (7.33%) Build Automation
8 28 (7.33%) ITIL V3
8 28 (7.33%) Scrum
9 26 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (6.81%) Project Management
10 23 (6.02%) Logistics
10 23 (6.02%) Presales
11 22 (5.76%) PRINCE2
12 21 (5.50%) Service Delivery
13 20 (5.24%) Open Source
13 20 (5.24%) Requirements Management
14 19 (4.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.14%) SQL
2 52 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 29 (7.59%) Python
4 14 (3.66%) C
5 10 (2.62%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.83%) VBA
7 6 (1.57%) C++
8 5 (1.31%) C#
8 5 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) Java
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 382 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (34.82%) MCSA
3 83 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (19.90%) MCP
5 68 (17.80%) Degree
6 64 (16.75%) CCNA
7 55 (14.40%) MCITP
8 42 (10.99%) Security Cleared
9 41 (10.73%) MCTS
10 30 (7.85%) SC Cleared
11 29 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (5.50%) DBS Check
13 20 (5.24%) CCDP
13 20 (5.24%) LPIC
13 20 (5.24%) MCSD
14 18 (4.71%) CCIE
15 16 (4.19%) A+ Certification
15 16 (4.19%) OSCP
16 14 (3.66%) CCNP
17 13 (3.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.07%) SLA
3 8 (2.09%) Government Security Classifications
3 8 (2.09%) ISO 9000
4 7 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.31%) GAMP
5 5 (1.31%) PMO
6 4 (1.05%) GDPR
7 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 188 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 128 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (31.68%) Hyper-V
4 24 (6.28%) vSphere
5 17 (4.45%) XenApp
6 16 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (2.88%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (2.62%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.36%) Firmware
10 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (2.09%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.57%) UAG
14 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.05%) vCloud
15 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (12.83%) SCCM
2 29 (7.59%) Ansible
3 13 (3.40%) WSUS
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (2.09%) SCOM
5 6 (1.57%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.31%) Puppet
6 5 (1.31%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.31%) SCSM
7 4 (1.05%) WMI
8 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.79%) Nagios
8 3 (0.79%) vMotion
9 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 268 (70.16%) Microsoft
2 169 (44.24%) VMware
3 72 (18.85%) Cisco
4 53 (13.87%) Citrix
5 44 (11.52%) HP
6 40 (10.47%) Oracle
7 24 (6.28%) Apple
8 18 (4.71%) IBM
9 17 (4.45%) Dell
9 17 (4.45%) Meraki
10 11 (2.88%) Google
11 9 (2.36%) Capita
12 7 (1.83%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.83%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.83%) ZyXEL
13 6 (1.57%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.57%) NETGEAR
13 6 (1.57%) Symantec
13 6 (1.57%) Zerto
14 5 (1.31%) Sophos